The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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"That should not affect you," responded Shrida- man; "for you voted under the
tree that Indra's thanksgiving feast last autumn should be celebrated in the old or
shall we rather say in the newer way, according to the ritual and the Brahmanic ...
... from the separation. Longing and pity for him so far away were born and grew
in her, so that she closed her eyes in Shri- daman's wedded embraces and in lust
waxed pale for very woe. When her time was come, Sita bore to Shrida- man ...
When her time was come, Sita bore to Shrida- man the fruit of her womb, a little
boy, to whom they gave the name of Samadhi, which means "collection." They
waved a cow's tail above the newborn to ward off evil, and put cow-dung on his ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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